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Trinity InfoCenter in Malankara World
The Holy Trinity is the foundational belief, held by Syrian Orthodox Church stating that Three Persons, co-equal in dignity, share one single divine life or nature within the single, One God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Since this is a mystery and not easily understood as such, we have an infocenter with a variety of resources to make it easy.
Trinity Infocetner in Malankara World
 
Faith of the Universal Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church

True Repentance by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Man, with all his intelligence, can not fathom the depth of God's love to mankind or to comprehend its essence. For He (God) has loved them even to death, the death on the Cross.

Holy Bible - What Syrian Orthodox Believe (by Rev. Fr. Curian Kaniamparambil Cor Episcopa)

The Holy Bible (by Rev. Fr. K.K. John)
There are several reasons to call the Bible as one book. From Genesis to Revelation it deals with one theme, God’s ultimate redemptive plan. It bears witness to one God and His consistent nature in relation to mankind.

Salvation by Rev. Fr. Curian Kaniamparambil Cor Episcopa

The Early Church Fathers on The Trinity

Why Turn To East For Prayer?
Why do we turn to the East while we pray ? Can't we pray in any direction? Since God is present every where and can hear our prayer, is it really necessary that we turn to a particular direction while praying?

What Shall I Do To Be Saved? By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil
An excellent book discussing various aspects of Orthodox Faith.

Poetry and Music of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Ecclesiastical Day - When Does the Day Start for Prayers?
 

Sacraments
Worship in the Syriac Orthodox Church

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist by HH Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Preparation of Hammeerah (Malayalam) by Rev. Fr. Jose Daniel, Philadelphia Hameera is the wafer used in Holy Qurbana

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Repentance

Examination of Conscience
Here is a helpful examination of conscience, based on the Ten Commandments.

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Preparing for Confession - Guide for Adults
Here is a document prepared by a Catholic Lay member about preparing for the Confession. It is an excellent article to prepare for a Lifetime Confession and as a guide for the Examination of Conscience.

Preparing for Confession - Orthodox Church
In Orthodox Church, the confession guides are typically centered around the 10 Commandments and The Beatitudes. Here is an excerpt from the Greek Orthodox Church Guide to Preparing for Confession. Similar confessionals are used in other Orthodox Churches.

Cardinal Stafford's Homily at Penitential Liturgy With an Examination of Conscience
Today the Church urges us to two actions prior to confession. First. We are urged to pray for forgiveness. The penitent asks for mercy from Jesus who "humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross" (Philippians 2:8). Second. In prescribing an examination of conscience the Church suggests the Sermon on the Mount as an aid.

Sermons, for Denaha (the Baptism of Jesus Christ)

The Sacrament of Matrimony

Matrimony - The Living Sacrament
Mother Angelica writes on the Sacrament of Matrimony. She says it is "a sign to the world of the invisible God living in our midst—the living God who bears fruit in the lives of two people."

Holy Muron

Ordination

Anointing the Sick

Eucharistic Miracle - Transforming the Host

Inside The Church
About Madbaha (Holiest of Holies) - in Malayalam

About Censor - Dhoopakutty in Malayalam

Orthodox Church Architecture

What I Tell My Altar Servers

How Is Orthodoxy Different?
My Own Vision of The Ultimate: Why am I an Eastern Orthodox Christian?
I could have joined many other Churches and the exposure to reformation thought has only helped to confirm my commitment to the apostolic tradition as maintained by the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Are You Saved? Answer to Pentecostal Followers

View of Orthodox Church Practices from a Pentacostal Faithful

Answer from Orthodox Faithful

Another Comment/view from an Orthodox Faithful

Orthodox Spirituality
Orthodox Spirituality presents the process of a Christian’s progress on the road to perfection in Christ, by the cleansing of passions and the winning of the virtues, a process which takes place in a certain order. Spirituality describes the manner in which the Christians can go forward from the cleansing of one passion, to the cleansing of another, and the same to the acquiring of the different virtues.

The Principles Of Orthodox Worship
Ten principles of the orthodox worship are described. Orthodox worship is complete and is designed to invoke the whole human being (mind, body and spirit) and the five senses.  It also has a strong biblical basis.

Do We Need a Priest?
We need a priest because the priestly authority which forgives the sin of the repenting believers is the key to Heaven.

A Brief Introduction to the Holy Qurbana (The Liturgy of St. James)
The Liturgy envisages a cosmic worship, involving the heavenly hosts, all of creation, and the Church constituting of all its believers, those who have departed, the living and those yet to come. The worship has, as its model, the worship of God in heaven. And to create this effect, the Church uses physical gestures, the use of incense and the beautifully embroidered altar covering and vestments of the celebrant. Along with its simplicity and brevity, this liturgy remains one of the most beautiful expressions of worship in all of Christianity.

An Explanation of the Holy Qurbana
A step by step explanation of the holy qurbana. Especially great for the beginners.

Holy Qurbana - Commentary and Description

Holy Qurbana - Questions and Answers
51 questions dealing with all aspects of the Holy Qurbana are answered. Great overview of the Holy Qurbana.

Holy Communion
It is our central act of worship and sacrament of sacraments. It is the perfection of all other sacraments. St James, half-brother of our Lord and the first bishop of Jerusalem, was the first to conduct it and form a written liturgy in AD 37. Syrian Orthodox Church has a wealth of about 80 liturgies. All the liturgies are based on St James liturgy but nevertheless St James liturgy is the finest, the first and the most important of all.

Living the Orthodox Christian Life
The spiritual teachings of Eastern Christianity, the rituals and the traditions of the Orthodox Church, have a transformative power. They have been repeated on every continent, every year for centuries.

The Significance of Holy Campfire (Bonfire) or Fire pit Service as Part of Christmas Service
The Orthodox liturgy on Christmas is usually conducted in the silence of night and is designed in such a way as to attract anyone to it. It often creates in the minds of the faithful an inexplicable experience of the coming down of heaven to earth.

A Biblical Perspective- Praying for and Commemorating the Departed
In the Christian tradition we remember the faithful departed in our liturgy, prayers, and on feast days. One Sunday is set apart to remember all our faithful departed. This Sunday is known in the Church Calendar as the Aaneede.

Praying to the Saints - Why do Catholics Venerate the Saints?
The historic Christian practice of asking our departed brothers and sisters in Christ—the saints—for their intercession has come under attack in the last few hundred years.

Fate Of The Soul After Death Prior To The Last Judgement, Orthodox Belief
The teaching of Orthodox Church fathers on what happens after death. This is contrasted with the teaching of Catholic Church and Pentecostal church.

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Prayers
The Prayer Book

Qawmo

Psalm 51 - Repentance Prayer

The Nicene Creed

Holy Qurbana

Lord's Prayer in Syriac
(With Malayalam Transliteration of the Syriac)

Good Friday Songs - English

More Prayers

 

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